Heritage Wildflowermat

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Heritage Wildflowermat

Suitable for:
• Creating a Biodiverse Wildflower Garden
• Poor Nutrient Soils
• Encouraging Wildlife
• Boosting Biodiversity

The 22 species of UK native wildflowers and grasses used in Heritage WildflowerMat adapt well to growing in shallow, poor nutrient soils with very little human intervention.
A unique mix of old fashioned plants typically found in times gone by, Heritage WildflowerMat consists of 90% of native wildflowers and just 10% mixed native grasses, which will bring a varied and colourful display of heritage flowers to any garden, whilst creating a biodiverse wildflower garden attracting a wide selection of pollinating insects such as butterflies, moths and bees!

Key Facts:
• 90% native wildflower seed mix with 10% grasses.
• A vibrant colourful mix of largely perennial plants.
• Stunning heritage flower varieties in shades of yellow, white, pink, purple and blue.
• Requires cutting back once a year, with no other maintenance required
• Standard turf mat size is 2000mm x 500mm (1m2).
• Each Heritage WildflowerMat Turf will cover 1 square metre of prepared soil. With a saturated weight of up to 24Kg/m2, we advise you to seek an extra pair of hands to help when laying.
• We recommend laying onto a 150mm minimum depth of low nutrient soil. Please click here to link to our Low Fertility soils.

Low Fertility Topsoil

Key Benefits:
• A vibrant colourful mix of largely perennial plants for sustainability and lower maintenance.
• Not all of the flowering species are perennial. We’ve included some annual and bi-annual plants too. These may not appear every year, but when they do, they will bring a welcome surprise.
• Long flowering period from spring through to autumn.
• Flowering Times: March – October (depending on local weather conditions) with the strongest flush of flowers in late spring.
• Heritage WildflowerMat creates a hugely valuable wildlife habitat for a wide selection of small mammals, birds, bees and pollinating insects.
• Heritage WildflowerMat is trimmed before despatch to minimise any damage to plants during transit. Therefore, it will not be in flower when delivered.
• Although you can install WildflowerMat at any time of the year, Autumn is a great time of year to install Heritage WildflowerMat Turf, as the winter gives the plants a chance to root, ready to bloom in early spring.
• Each of the plant species in our Heritage WildflowerMat will respond differently to soil type, local weather conditions and care regimes. In fact the balance of species changes from year to year, which means that your WildflowerMat will continue to surprise you with every season that passes.
• Very easy to install, the ground stabilising mat is pre-populated with living plants. Simply prepare the ground as instructed, unroll, peg down (if on a slope), and water frequently until plants and roots are well established.
• Heritage WildflowerMat is an important source of food for caterpillars and therefore a vital part of butterfly and moth life cycles.
• Heritage WildflowerMat will produce an abundance of autumn seed heads producing a ready supply of insects and larvae for birds.
• The mass of wildflowers will suppress annual weed seeds and helps stop weeds from germinating.

Where to Grow Heritage WildflowerMat?
The plants in Heritage WildflowerMat enjoy growing in full sun and a well-drained, but not too dry growing medium.
Whilst normal garden soil will support Heritage WildflowerMat, the nutrient levels do tend to promote extra strong growth in the grasses. The grasses are beautiful but may outcompete the flowering plants, meaning that over time your Heritage WildflowerMat becomes less colourful. This is why we recommend installing Heritage WildflowerMat onto a free draining subsoil or preferably a Low Fertility soil.

Low Fertility Topsoil

Wildlife Friendly!
Heritage is grown outdoors on a wildlife friendly plant nursery. We actively encourage birds, insects and other creatures to share the benefits of the plants as they grow. We do not normally use Pesticides and Weedkillers in any wildflower turf production.

What is WildflowerMat?
WildflowerMat is a vegetation blanket consisting of a thin layer of growing medium supporting a vibrant plant population. To install WildflowerMat, simply unroll onto at least 15cm depth of growing medium and keep well-watered until the roots are embedded deeply into the soil. As with all our wildflower varieties, we recommend installing your Heritage WildflowerMat onto a Low Fertility soil.

Low Fertility Topsoil

How to Install & Care for your Heritage WildflowerMat.
The maintenance regime for Heritage WildflowerMat is simple. Plants can be left to grow and flower unchecked between March and August. At the end of summer, use a scythe or similar to cut the vegetation back to a height of between 10 and 15 cm (4 – 6 inches). If it is practical, leave the spent vegetation on the surface for a couple of days so that seeds can fall back into the wildflower sward.

What Seeds are In Heritage WildflowerMat?
Please note, percentages refer to the weight of the seed in the growing mix and do not necessarily reflect the proportions of mature plants.

10% mixed native grasses
The addition of grasses help prevent the soil drying out whilst providing valuable shelter for insects, food for birds and perches for butterflies:•
• Slender Creeping Red Fescue

90% native wildflowers
For a colourful display that provides lots of pollen and nectar to support beneficial insects all the way from early spring to late autumn.
• Birdsfoot trefoil
• Bladder campion
• Clustered Bellflower
• Common poppy
• Cornflower
• Daisy
• Fox and cubs
• Lady’s bedstraw
• Maiden pink
• Meadow saxifrage
• Ragged robin
• Sea campion
• Selfheal
• Sheep’s bit
• Soapwort
• Thrift
• Viper’s bugloss
• Water avens
• Wild thyme
• Yarrow
• Yellow Rattle

Purchasing Options:
• This product is sold by the square meter (m2), Wildflowermat rolls generally measure 2m x 0.5m which equates to 1 sq.mt,  but can vary depending on the cutting machine being used.
• There is no minimum order quantity, however delivery will be on a pallet, which can take up to 50 wildflower turf. So the please try to order as close to a full pallet as you can to keep the pallet delivery costs down.

Wildflower Turf Delivery Considerations

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